A Lot is Happening in My Silence

It has been a tough couple months, leaving me a little angsty and questioning my own voice on matters and I know that isn’t conducive to having a blog.  The anxiety of the days that turn into weeks of silence is stressful, turning what used to be a project that I loved doing into a chore.  Why do I have this need to power off when things get tough, and how does one come back from that? I imagine I am not the only one who suffers from this and I imagine there’s things well in my control that attribute to it, so I have come to try to make sense of this silence, and try write about it. Of course, everyone has rough times that are beyond their control.  These past couple months have brought unplanned deaths and loss, moves, political changes, relationship changes within my own affiliations both […]

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Getting Over Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s no surprise when people tell me they’ve fallen into a funk as of lately, and I have to admit that I am in the same boat.  Life has been moving at light speed since last fall and I have been doing my best to just stay afloat.  I’m starting to feel like my personality just isn’t conducive to not feeling overwhelmed, like maybe my joys and sorrows get the best of me and can be inspiring as well as debilitating. As I made my way into March and planned for the 1-year anniversary of this blog, I was faced with incredible pride but also a sense of overwhelming pressure.  I spent a year with so many amazing experiences and documented so many things.  This blog was not just a way to have these memories shared with other, or even a chance for me to internally process my thoughts… it […]

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Celebrate EWR’s 1 Year Anniversary!

It was March 1st when I posted my first thoughts on starting this Ever Winding Road endeavor.  I had decided to step out of your own comfort zones and change how I will make my way in this world.  I wanted to take more photos and document the world around me, to find my voice in my experiences and really take the time for a bit of learning and gratitude, and to take a new approach in my life and be mindful of my own influences as well as my daughter’s.  It has not been an easy year, and I still have bigger goals in mind, but I am so glad I took that first step. As I look back on what has made a big difference in my outlook, it was to have the support of friends, family, and even strangers… who have offered so much encouragement in my journey.  This […]

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Getting Back On That Bike After Falling Off

I disappear when stuff starts getting to me.  It’s a habit that I try hard to break but it’s still something so easy to fall back to.  Stuff has been getting to me and I would love to just take some time to process all of it, I don’t feel like I can. Life has all sorts of bumps and my first job as a mother just can’t stop for them.  I’m still going to make sure my daughter is taken care of.  Once she is, I’ve had some design project deadlines to worry about and then there’s this pressure to get back to writing or photography or Instagram that I’ve also signed on for when I started Ever Winding Road.  It can be a little overwhelming sometimes, but I’m going to try to work through it. The last couple weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind.  I knew October […]

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Finding Security in My Writing: When Blogging Leaves You Overexposed

September 1st will mark my 6 months of having this blog and documenting my adventures.  Although writing about my life constantly leaves me feeling like I’m exposed, I also feel like there’s personal feelings that get more hidden.  Like as much as I’m putting out there, I find myself keeping more close, like I’m loosing too much too fast.  The editing and omitting of things, is still something that I haven’t gotten used to… probably because I do feel like this blog (as in my personal life) is a work in progress. The beginning of my blogging journey started with a little self realization and creating my own ambitious dreams for the year and for my life.  Maybe it’s because it’s the year of the monkey or mercury in retrograde, but the stars are aligned once again to f*ck my sh*t up once again.  Life has been changing a little too fast […]

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Inheriting Adventure: The Origins of Ever Winding Road

The very first memory of my life was picking flowers in an open field as a gift for family.  After discussing the details with my mom, I came to find out that the memory took place on my uncle’s land on a trip to the Philippines.  I was two and a half years old, but the memory was so clear to me. As an adult, I know childhood memories don’t normally go back so early.  A young mind usually does a memory dump around the age of four so most people don’t remember much before that.  Maybe it is because we were able to time stamp that memory to a short three week span in my life that was spent doing something out of the ordinary, or maybe it was because that snippet of my life made such an impression on me. My parents both had emigrated from the Philippines in the ’70s.  They created a family of […]

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Getting Back to a Blog When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

So, I’ve been on a bit of break from writing and going onto social media for lots of reasons.  I guess the stresses of life have been a bit overwhelming and I just didn’t feel like sharing. As a new blogger, I definitely find it strange to open up so much of myself to be documented in the public world of the internet.  It’s so exposing sometimes, and not that I’m usually spilling all my darkest secrets, but more like I’ve always been somewhat of a private person. I have trust issues. Life gets rough.  There’s things that add up and can weigh me down.  Sometimes you just need to take some time to reset.  I don’t think I’m there yet, I know there’s a lot to sort through and figure out. I guess I just never realized how much keeping up with social media or writing would add to […]

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Traveling with Kids Packing List

This blog is now almost three months old and writing on it has made me a little more conscious about my writing skills (or lack thereof).  I struggle sometimes to find my voice and share my thoughts openly.  Fortunately, I have found a group that has given me some opportunity to share with new audiences and has been really supportive of my writing.  I have published once again with TourRadar‘s online travel magazine, Days to Come. This article focuses more on some things that I have found helpful when traveling with my little Evie.  There’s so many products out there for travel with children, that I tried not to focus on products as much.  I wanted to pass along some helpful insight into what to bring with and why.  Things that maybe people don’t consider when planning a road trip or long vacation. My article can be found here: What […]

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Thailand Travel Blog Linked out to My First Bangkok Post!

Sometimes, I start getting in my own head about starting this blogging thing.  I’m super new at this gig and trying to figure out what I’m doing (not just with writing the blog but the general direction of it all).   I check out other Instagram accounts and start getting critical of my own, I read other people’s work and I feel like I’m not a writer at all.  It was all getting to me a little.  Luckily, I have some really positive people in my life to check me out of that.  You all know who you are, I really appreciate it. Then, out of the blue one day… a travel website from Thailand likes what you’ve written about Bangkok, directs their readers to you, and you see double the traffic on your site!! Holy moly. Check out the website that totally made my day: http://whatsonsukhumvit.com/from-paying-your-girlfriend-a-salary-to-becoming-a-teacher-in-thailand/ From Paying Your […]

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Realistically Achieving Balance in Life and Travel with a Child

Recently, I was luckily able to be published by an online travel magazine called, Days to Come.  I am truly flattered and appreciative of this opportunity to get my writing out in the world.  It’s always scary to put something out there for others to review, especially when it comes to personal feelings with experiences, so this was definitely a test to overcoming my own fears. http://www.tourradar.com/days-to-come/achieving-balance-in-life-and-travel-with-a-child/ Life is full of surprises. At one point, I considered myself only a student and then in the blink of an eye, I became an adult. Adult life is filled with responsibilities to juggle while still finding time to do what you love. I don’t claim to be the best at this adult-business; in fact, I’ve lived most my life being somewhat of a free spirit. I have to try hard everyday to balance my own life and work, and it’s never an […]

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